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This course will introduce students to the ethical-decision-making process as applied to the helping profession while learning to participate in evaluation of research findings in the field of human services. Students will be introduced to this process and examine the role of ethics, values and professional standards through class debate, discussion and exercise. Students will discuss counsellor behaviours and attitudes which promote recovery in the client. Included is the awareness of the legal aspects of clients’ rights and allowing the student to grapple with difficult questions of professional relationships. The importance of self-care working in the helping profession will be explored and an analysis of compassion fatigue will take place.